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The Shoe That Grows

A shoe that expands 5 sizes and lasts for years, created for kids living in poverty.


Over 1.5 billion people suffer from soil transmitted diseases worldwide.

Without shoes, children are especially vulnerable to soil-transmitted diseases and parasites that can cause illness and even death.

Children who get sick miss school, can’t help their families, and suffer needlessly. And since children’s feet grow so quickly, they often outgrow donated shoes within a year, leaving them once again exposed to illness and disease.

The Shoe That Grows can change that. 


Shoe Front

Expands in 3 places to grow 5 sizes

Shoe Side

made from long-lasting materials

Shoe Top

comes in 4 colors for different needs


Ludi is 12 years old and lives in Haiti. Her lifelong dream is to become a teacher.

But school is five miles away and shoes are required to attend. Some years, Ludi had shoes and could go. Other years, she didn’t.

Because of the shoe that grows, now Ludi always has a pair of shoes that fit. She can attend school and pursue her dreams. 


Learn about our pricing model.

The newest version of The Shoe That Grows costs $20.00 per pair. This price point covers the costs associated with producing and distributing shoes, while also allowing us to continue working towards our mission. This means each shoe order is not only helping give kids more opportunities to succeed, but also helping fight poverty through innovation! Here’s a breakdown of where each cent goes.


Shoe Production

The cost to manufacture a pair of shoes, including materials, labor and transport.


The cost to process each order, including payment processing, packaging and handling.

Because Team

A portion goes towards salaries for our team members who work with The Shoe That Grows program.


A portion goes towards the overhead costs that keep Because International running day-to-day.


A portion goes back towards further research and development for The Shoe That Grows.


A portion goes towards other programs central to our mission, including expanded local production.



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